Archive | September, 2013

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Schatz co-sponsors bills to transform Hawaii schools

MEDIA RELEASE Sen. Brian Schatz has announced he will be co-sponsoring a number of bills to unlock Hawaii students’ full potential by expanding early education, providing more counseling and after school opportunities, fostering excellent educators, and modernizing schools. “In order to build a better future for Hawaii, we must begin with our students,” Schatz said. […]

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Click It or Ticket basketball results

MEDIA RELEASE More than 80 youths from 15 teams participated in the HI-PAL Click It or Ticket 12-and-Under Hoops Championships Sept. 20-22 at Waiakea Uka Gym. The Hawaii Warriors 6th Graders out-gunned the Hawaii Warriors 7th graders 52-32 to claim the tournament title. Kiai Apele led the champions with 16 points and Keawe Silva added […]

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HI-PAL ‘Jus Fo’ Fun’ volleyball day

MEDIA RELEASE Twenty-three youths aged 10 and under participated in eight two-set volleyball games during the “Click It or Ticket” HI-PAL and Keaukaha Sports “Jus Fo’ Fun” volleyball day Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Kawananakoa Hall gymnasium in Keaukaha. This tournament was the first HI-PAL volleyball activity in more than 10 years. The next HI-PAL […]

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HI-PAL keiki triathlon (Oct. 19)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Isle Police Activities League and the county Department of Parks and Recreation are once again co-sponsoring the “Keiki Triathlon.” It will take place in Kailua-Kona on Oct. 19, the weekend after the Ironman World Championship triathlon. This event is open to youth between the ages of 7 and 14. Participants aged […]

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HI-PAL basketball tournament in Keaukaha (Oct. 26-27)

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Isle Police Activities League will host its 7th annual “Halloween Havoc” 3-on-3 basketball tournament Oct. 26-27 at the Kawananakoa gymnasium in Keaukaha. Team entries are being accepted in the following age group divisions: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, high school boys, girls 10 and under, girls 12 and under and high […]

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Hospice of Hilo seeks volunteers for Light Up a Life

MEDIA RELEASE Hospice of Hi1o is looking for volunteers to help with its 24th annual Light Up a Life hosted by Macy’s at the Prince Kuhio Plaza from Nov. 23 to Dec. 24. “Each year, during the holiday season, we set up a Tree of Remembrance at each of the two Macy’s entrances in the […]

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International athletes arriving for Ironman (Oct. 12)

MEDIA RELEASE Hiromu Inada, an 80-year-old man from Yachiyo, Japan, and Harriet Anderson, 79, of San Carlos, Calif. — along with triathletes as young as 18 and hailing from 52 countries around the globe — are among the 2,000 elite competitors who will tackle the annual Ironman World Championship on Oct. 12. The 2013 field […]

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Hawaiian Home Commission hears CNHA testimony

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaiian Homes Commission welcomed testimony Monday in Kona by the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) on suggestions to address concerns raised by a State Auditor’s report earlier this year. “We appreciate the time and effort invested by CNHA and conference participants in helping us better serve our native Hawaiian beneficiaries,” said […]

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Suisan creates Rex T. Masuno Culinary Scholarhip

MEDIA RELEASE Suisan Company has established an endowed scholarship in honor of Rex Y. Matsuno at Hawaii Community College with a $35,000 gift. The Suisan Company, Limited /Rex Y. Matsuno Culinary Scholarship Endowment will support students who are graduates of a high school on the Big Island and are enrolled as full-time students in the […]

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Second man charged in connection with home invasion

MEDIA RELEASE Police have located the second man wanted and previously charged in connection with a home invasion robbery July 24 in the Leilani Estates subdivision. At 12:20 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 19), police arrested 30-year-old Kawika Benny Kahee at a home in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision. On the strength of a grand jury indictment, he […]

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McDonald’s keeping keiki safe at school crosswalks

MEDIA RELEASE Ronald McDonald has put his foot down at dozens of schools across the state to remind keiki and other pedestrians to be careful at school crossings. Ronald’s effort was part of McDonald’s Restaurants of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Decal Installation Program, part of the State of Hawaii’s Pedestrian Safety Awareness Month in August, supported […]

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Pharmacy faculty teams with Student Medical Services

MEDIA RELEASE Students at the University of Hawaii at Hilo can soon leave Student Medical Services with a prescription filled by a pharmacist for the first time thanks to a collaborative effort from Student Medical Services (a unit in Student Health & Wellness Programs) and faculty from the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP). […]

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Daub joins RIT’s men’s tennis team

MEDIA RELEASE Chandler Daub has joined Rochester Institute of Technology’s men’s tennis team. Daud, a sophomore, is studying mechanical engineering technology. He spent four years on the varsity tennis team at Kealakehe High School and was a three-time Big Island Interscholastic Federation doubles champion. Born Nov. 15, 1993, in Camarillo, Calif, he is the son […]

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County recognizes FASD Awareness Day

MEDIA RELEASE Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is 100 percent preventable if a woman doesn’t drink alcohol when she is pregnant. According to the Institute of Medicine, “of all substances of abuse (including cocaine, heroin and marijuana), alcohol produces by far the most serious neurobehavioral effects in the fetus.” On Sept. 9, community members in support […]

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